I made a wallet version 2.0

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  1. dibalicious

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    Some of you might have seen my made-my-own-wallet thread in the main forum (and all the flaming I got for it). That was my first try, and this is my 2nd attempt. I've spent like 12 hours today working on it, punching all the holes, sewing it, etc. No sewing machine ftl :wtc: Here's pictures from start to finish. I chose to put the grey leather on there because it looked too rough and unfinished without it, I thought.

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    At this point, I wanted to cover up the middle and didn't know whether to use black or grey leather. Black + brown thread just looked funny when I put them together, so I went with grey.
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    Yes, I know the stitching is a little rough, but I'm pretty much using a 4-pronged fork tool and a hammer to make the holes, then threading everything by hand. It's not the most efficient or easy way to do it. I'm using waxed thread, but maybe something a bit thinner would look cleaner. Edges are cut using an old exacto knife that isn't very sharp, so I need to get something new to cut leather with. All in all, considering this was my second attempt, I'm really really happy with how it turned out, even though I ended up having to add the grey leather on the inside when I thought I was finished. Now to make a braided leather chain.....:naughty:
     
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    pretty cool. add some redwing-esque details, mainly a big button
     
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    If you got a sewing machine, and tightened up the inner, it would look pretty damn good.
     
  4. monkeymunzey

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    use a straight edge to mark the line for your sewing next time and it will look a lot better brotato.
     
  5. :|

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    that's so cool! i'm gonna try to make pants over winter break :mamoru:
     
  6. ihaveanevilplan

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    pics arent loading
     
  7. w00tah

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    you shouldve invested in a used sewing machine first :o
     
  8. delay pedal

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    looks good i like it, i bet it smells good
     
  9. ihaveanevilplan

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    you need to find a way to sew and cut the leather cleaner
     
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    have you ever thought of folding the edges in? :o
     
  11. dibalicious

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    :o I know. right now I'm a little tight on cash but I'm hoping to get a hole-punching tool and a dedicated leather cutting tool.
     
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    I considered this, but I don't know how I'd attach it at this point :dunno:
     
  13. ihaveanevilplan

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    :)

    the finishing makes all the difference in the world
     
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    how much would you charge for custom work.

    specifically a leather crotchless thong, with that ring for my penis to slide into and dangle
     
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    If you're serious, I'll do it for cost of the leather+shipping+25% or something
     
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  17. Brujo

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    some constructive criticism:

    buy this book, buy this book, buy this book:

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    great step by step directions and illustrations



    next, buy these five things:

    stitching wheel, groover, awl, metal straight edge, craft knife (xacto)

    use the groover to establish an equidistance from the edge in which to stitch.
    run the stitching wheel in the groove to give you even spacing for your stitches.
    metal straight edge and a good knife should be obvious.


    I think if you did just a few things differently, your results would be 10x better.

    Much better than the time before though :)
     
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    I've never seen those words before, but thanks a lot for recommending me that book. I'll pick it up asap + those tools. I'd use a sewing machine, but for some reason when you hand sew it, you just feel so much better afterwards knowing every single hole and stitch was made by your hand :bowdown:
     
  19. Brujo

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    a hand sewn stitch is also much stronger than any chainstitch ;)


    what words confused you?
     

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